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Dwayne Bravo has admitted that his international career is all but over as he doesn’t think he will ever represent the West Indies again.
The all-rounder last played for the West Indies in September 2016, but in the last couple of years, he has featured in a number of domestic Twenty20 competitions around the world.
Bravo tore his hamstring during the last edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia and has endured a long road to recovery.
Despite having become fully fit, the 34-year-old doesn’t think he will get back into the national team.
“I am looking at these tournaments as a chance to continue playing cricket,” Bravo said. “As long as I can play cricket, I am happy. As far as internationals are concerned, I have been dropped from the West Indies team.
“I was dropped while I was fit. I don’t think now, at 34, it would make any sense coming back. I just need to see what is left for me, for my fans to see Dwayne Bravo playing cricket. That is my priority.”
Bravo is currently in Sharjah for the inaugural edition of the T10 League as he was called up by the Maratha Arabians after former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara pulled out of the tournament.
Following the T10 League, the Trinidad native will head to Australia to represent the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL.
“I didn’t play for nine months [seven months],” Bravo said. “That is a lot. I missed the game and I have to be careful now. Playing BPL, we made it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately we didn’t make it all the way through, but I am happy to be playing again.”